Oddbits

Interesting tidbits and oddities about funerals, cremation, death, and more.

Funeral Processions

Funeral Procession Etiquette: What to Do When You See a Funeral Procession

Let’s talk about funeral procession etiquette. What do you do when you see a funeral procession going down the street? Do you pull over? What if you’re walking down the street? Or, perhaps even more importantly, what if you’re in a funeral procession? If you’ve wondered to yourself what the proper protocol is regarding funeral …

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30 Questions About Death & Dying

30 Questions About Death, Dying, and Your Legacy

Questions about death are a normal, healthy part of living well. While you may have questions about the physical, physiological, and psychological aspects of dying, those aren’t the questions you’ll find here. And while I’m sure you have questions about the afterlife, philosophy, and religion, we’re not trying to provide answers. Instead, these questions are …

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Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory (Book Review)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory is an entertaining and at times thoughtful book about one of the most tucked-away but necessary jobs in the funeral industry: The Crematory Operator. Written by Caitlin Doughty, who worked as a crematory operator and is now an “alternative” funeral director, author, and YouTube personality, the theme …

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